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7 Museums to explore in Brooklyn

Brooklyn

The most populous county in the state, and the second-most densely populated county in the United States.

Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn Historical Society128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

Founded in 1863, is a museum, library, and educational center preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn's 400-year history. The Brooklyn Historical Society houses materials relating to the history of Brooklyn and its people, and hosts exhibitions which draw over 9,000 members a year.

Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn Museum200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA

At 560,000 square feet (52,000 m2), the museum is New York City's third largest in physical size and holds an art collection with roughly 1.5 million works.

Jewish Children's Museum
Jewish Children's Museum792 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11213, USA

The Jewish Children's Museum is the largest Jewish-themed children's museum in the United States. It aims for children of all faiths and backgrounds to gain a positive perspective and awareness of the Jewish heritage, fostering tolerance and understanding. The permanent collection features exhibits designed to be both educational and entertaining to children, often employing interactive multimedia.

Lefferts Historic House
Lefferts Historic House452 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225, USA

This is a historic house located within Prospect Park in Brooklyn. It is the former home of Continental Army Lieutenant Pieter Lefferts built circa 1783. It currently operates as a museum of family life in Brooklyn in the 19th century. The museum is part of the Historic House Trust,

Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) Lab
Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) Lab62 Bayard St, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA

This is an educational non-profit and museum that seeks to change the way people think about food and drink. The museum's work explores "the ways food and beverage impact our culture, politics, economy, history, and more.

New York Transit Museum
New York Transit Museum99 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

Displays historical artifacts of the New York City Subway, bus, and commuter rail systems in the greater New York City metropolitan region. The main museum is located in the decommissioned Court Street subway station.

The City Reliquary Museum
The City Reliquary Museum370 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA

This is a not-for-profit community museum and civic organization located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The museum traces the history of New York City's five boroughs with its exhibitions of cultural ephemera and relics. Besides a permanent display of New York City artifacts, the City Reliquary also hosts rotating exhibits of community collections and annual cultural events.

Map of Museums to explore in Brooklyn